Definition of Offer

1. Verb. Make available or accessible, provide or furnish. "They offer the tourists their cars"; "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"

Specialized synonyms: Accost, Hook, Solicit
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply

2. Noun. The verbal act of offering. "A generous offer of assistance"
Exact synonyms: Offering
Generic synonyms: Speech Act

3. Verb. Present for acceptance or rejection. "She offered us all a cold drink"
Exact synonyms: Proffer
Specialized synonyms: Give, Tender
Generic synonyms: Give
Derivative terms: Offerer, Offeror, Proffer

4. Noun. Something offered (as a proposal or bid). "Noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"

5. Verb. Agree freely. "They offer to move "; "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it"
Exact synonyms: Volunteer
Generic synonyms: Act, Move

6. Noun. A usually brief attempt. "I gave it a whirl"
Exact synonyms: Crack, Fling, Go, Pass, Whirl
Generic synonyms: Attempt, Effort, Endeavor, Endeavour, Try

7. Verb. Put forward for consideration. "He offered his opinion"
Generic synonyms: Project, Propose
Derivative terms: Offering

8. Verb. Offer verbally. "He offered his sympathy"
Exact synonyms: Extend
Generic synonyms: Give, Pay
Related verbs: Extend
Derivative terms: Offering

9. Verb. Make available for sale. "The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week"
Specialized synonyms: Put Up
Generic synonyms: Market

10. Verb. Propose a payment. "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
Exact synonyms: Bid, Tender
Category relationships: Auction, Auction Sale, Vendue
Entails: Bargain, Dicker
Specialized synonyms: By-bid, Subscribe, Overbid, Underbid, Outbid, Underbid
Derivative terms: Bid, Bidder, Tender

11. Verb. Produce or introduce on the stage. "The Shakespeare Company is offering `King Lear' this month"
Generic synonyms: Bring On, Bring Out, Produce

12. Verb. Present as an act of worship. "Offer prayers to the gods"
Exact synonyms: Offer Up
Specialized synonyms: Sacrifice
Generic synonyms: Worship
Derivative terms: Offering

13. Verb. Mount or put up. "Offer resistance"
Exact synonyms: Provide, Put Up
Generic synonyms: Engage, Wage

14. Verb. Make available; provide. "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
Exact synonyms: Extend
Related verbs: Extend
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply

15. Verb. Ask (someone) to marry you. "The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman"
Exact synonyms: Declare Oneself, Pop The Question, Propose
Generic synonyms: Request
Derivative terms: Proposal

16. Verb. Threaten to do something. "I offered to leave the committee if they did not accept my proposal"
Generic synonyms: Threaten

Definition of Offer

1. v. t. To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; to present in prayer or devotion; -- often with up.

2. v. i. To present itself; to be at hand.

3. n. The act of offering, bringing forward, proposing, or bidding; a proffer; a first advance.

Definition of Offer

1. Noun. A proposal that has been made. ¹

2. Noun. Something put forth, bid, proffered or tendered. ¹

3. Noun. (legal) An invitation to enter into a binding contract communicated to another party which contains terms sufficiently definite to create an enforceable contract if the other party accepts the invitation. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To present (something) to God as a gesture of worship, or for a sacrifice. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To place (something) in a position where it can be added to an existing mechanical assembly. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To propose or express one's willingness (to do something). ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To place at someone’s disposal; to present (something) to be either accepted or turned down. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To happen, to present itself. ¹

9. Noun. (context: used in combinations from phrasal verbs) ''agent noun of '''off''''' ¹

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Definition of Offer

1. to present for acceptance or rejection [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Offer

offensive activity
offensive back
offensive backs
offensive foul
offensive fouls
offensive line
offensive line of scrimmage
offensive lines
offensive tackle
offensive zone
offensive zones
offer (current term)
offer affordances
offer one's condolences
offer price
offer the light
offer up

Literary usage of Offer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"My word standeth sure, Except a man forsake all, he cannot be My disciple.1 Thou therefore, if thou wilt be My disciple, offer thyself to Me with all thy ..."

2. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"And she is not likely to refuse such prospects as you can offer her." " The father and mother would let you do any thing you liked with them. ..."

3. The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of the by American Bible Society (1870)
"11 And the LORD said unto Moses, They shall offer their offering, each prince on his day, for the dedicating of the altar. 12 Ti And he that offered his ..."

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